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    (Tug Boat) VALIANT
    This tug was built by a modeler in Bristol during the early 1960's it was given to me at the Abergavenny Steam and vintage show in 2016 by the makers grandson who told me it had been on display in his mums house from 1970 when his grandad died till 1987 when she died then put in his parents attic till it was given to me. it had a couple of holes in the hull and the upper works had been broken so required fixing. not having any pictures I used all the original bits that came with it so I hope it looks as it should. it's made mostly from balsa with some wooden bits and replacement planking from coffee stirrers otherwise all original. it requires 2 x 12v 7ah lead acid batteries and about 5 kilograms of ballast. (Silver Sand in 500grm packs). On the only test run I've managed to tow a 16 foot fishing boat with three men on my local fishing lake. (Motor: 540) (ESC: MTroniks Viper marine) (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) Emanuel
    Built in 1954 by my Grandad. Construction is Bread and Butter in Balsa originally a free sail model but now converted to RC. 27mhz.was given to me on my 5th birthday. Not sailed for over 25 years, but now happy sailing for short runs as prop shaft leaks slightly. (ESC: Mtronics Viper Marine 20amp) (8/10)
    (Other) project X
    Given as project, no known details of origins as yet. (Motor: Ripmax) (ESC: Viper Marine) (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Rust Bucket
    This is my latest restoration project. its built completely of metal and is in a terrible condition although the hull seems to be water tight. The motor and prop-shaft and prop is listed in a BASSETT LOWKE catalogue dating from 1936, so the boat age is unknown but my guess would be late 30's to 1950. All guesses acknowledged. (Motor: BASSETT LOWKE) (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) FAIREY HUNTSMAN (KATHY'S CLOWN)
    Just rescued from ebay seller who had it in storage since he inherited it in 1976, it was Fairey Huntsman, scratch built sometime in early 60's by his father who used to sail it near Manchester. its fitted with a SANWA 2F-2M RC system which seems to be still functioning. I will be doing restoration over the next few months, as there are a few cracks showing along most of the seems and I will need to sand and seal and repaint. (Motor: Marx) (ESC: Speed King) (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) sea scout
    This boat was one of my dads from the late 1950's. It's an aerokits sea scout. Now fitted with a MabuchI motor of unknown power, but undergoing test running with 6 Volts, seem more than adequate, Belt drive to propshaft. (Motor: Mabuchi) (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) MV Caroline
    This model is a scratch built 1/15th scale model of an Ocean going pleasure craft built in 1964 by my late father. it was originally powered by a large bosch windscreen wiper motor, but has been replaced with an MFA RE 800 stock motor running from 12V sla battery. Dry weight 13.2 Kilos. Last sailed in 1992 on open sea at Aberystwyth, I was on my dads fishing boat watching as dad sailed her the full length of the south beach and back into the harbour. Now ready to relaunch on Saturday 10th June 2017 at WMBC open day. (Motor: MFA . RE800) (ESC: Fusion Aquapower AQP128) (9/10)
    (Fire Boat) Mk2 firefloat 93
    This boat was originally built with my dad's help (mostly him), in about 1959/60 my first powered model and originally had a small diesel engine (E.D.I Think.)And no radio gear. But now fitted with electric motor and radio gear with working monitors and lights.hope to finish restoration in time for spring launch. (Motor: Mannesmann Clash21 ) (ESC: Mtronics sport tuned 20) (8/10)
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    4 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Super idea and so simple.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Cruise Liners
    5 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Older has character. Modern seems to be speed over style. Give me a 1960s Fairey or pre-war motor cruiser any day. Or something like the prewar cruise ships. Maybe I'm just feeling old myself.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Sea Commander restoration.
    13 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Morning Doug, nice to know that you are taking note of the setup. Check out this picture, there is 30mm between the top of the pick up and the rudder yolk. I'm off to Manchester today to collect another addition to the fleet. Will post pics when I get home.
    Cheers Colin.
    Just had to get pc online to post pictures, water pick up and the new addition.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
    14 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Doug, have managed to scrounge some while at garage, no cost on car, warranty work.
    Cheers Colin. πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
    14 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry Doug just killing time while I wait for garage to fix my car.
    Quick question? What rating is the Wire from your conversion box to my Taycol as I need to move it to a better location in the Hull. Don't worry about the deadline I've got Caroline to help me.
    Cheers Colin.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
    14 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Ken, our thanks are seeing your model doing its thing on the water. πŸ‘
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
    14 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    It all depends on the type of filler. If it's a wood filler, I do it first. After glass cloth and Eze-Kote, I then use knifing puty for minor marks and dents or modelling filler. Finally using high build filler primer before normal primer then the paint.
    Not forgetting all the rubbing down after each process. Main ingredient is patience.
    Cheers Colin.

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    πŸ“ Forum Categories!!
    14 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Well done Stephen, I thought it was my fault. App and website okay my end.
    Cheers Colin. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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    πŸ“ Sea Commander restoration.
    14 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug, is King George up and running yet, and did you get the radio set working. It was a small price to pay for your magic touch on my Taycol.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Sea Commander restoration.
    14 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Well Doug, well spotted.
    The motor is mounted on a 16 swg aluminium tray which is adjustable for ease of alignment and removal. Once the final position is achieved it will be locked in place.
    The water pick up and outlet were originally required for the diesel engine, but I have decided to use them for water cooling the esc mount.
    Cheers Colin.

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    πŸ“ Sea Commander restoration.
    15 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi there folks, a little late, but now we'll under way.
    The Hull was stripped and stabilised as it had quite a bit of delamination, once solid I coated with 0.03mm glass cloth and Eze-Kote.
    Then primed with filler primer, followed by a good rub down with 1000 grit wet and dry. Primed again and rubbed down between coats, 4 coats.
    Top coat is Fiat caprice blue, 6 coats wit rub down with 2500 wet and dry between first 5 coats then I used G3 rubbing compound. It's now ready for lacquer. But I have to rebuild the cabins first.
    I have fitted the new propshaft, prop, water pick up and outlet. Also the new rudder.
    Have cut away the old diesel engine mounts and made a platform for the Taycol Supermarine motor which was rebuilt and modified by RNmunich (Doug). Was hoping to get her ready for the steam and vintage show at the end of the month.
    Some way to go but I have a goal and will try to achieve it.
    Cheers Colin.
    PS. I can't get the pictures to upload from the app. I will try to use the computer tomorrow.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Remove all fittings
    17 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Good to see proper modelling skills at work.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Rivets
    22 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin, I thought the same as you, but within a few days I realised that I have arrived at the place that really helps everyone. I have been modelling since 1955 but I'm still learning with the help of this site.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Well Deck side panels & Boat Hooks.
    22 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Super detailing, on a superb model. I wish I could do as well on my models.
    Well done, keep up the good work matey.
    Cheers Colin.

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    πŸ“ EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender trial video
    25 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    After reading your post with great I terest, I had to have a search round my attic and sure enough, among my toys from the fifties I located my still boxed but well used plastic battery powered fire boat. It was an Xmas 1954 present.
    I'll try again tomorrow to post a photo, can't upload pics at moment????.
    Thanks for the memories Colin.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairacre broads cabin cruiser
    29 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Super, looks great on the water, nice to see sensible sailing.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Fatal Error - Half my Profile is missing! ;-/
    30 days ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes Stephen, I have had similar problems with notifications in my emails. Thought it was my phone software.
    Cheers Colin.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Maersk Master
    1 month ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Super boat, I'd need a crane for launching such a beautiful boat.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Plan Sources
    1 month ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks for the info about svensons, I have now downloaded the plans for myself.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Big Blue (test facility)
    1 month ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice simple solution, but very well made, I may have to try one of these as my fish pond is quite weedy with lilies.
    Thanks for sharing your great idea.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Plan Sources
    1 month ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi, I presume that the Dolphin 16 is the same boat that my dad built in the late 50's as a 16ft family fishing boat, he also built the trailer to carry it on. He fitted an Austin 7 engine and gearbox. We used to go to Cleethorpes most weekends in the summer with it. Traded in for a 20foot launch in 1962 to give our growing family room. I think it deserves to be modelled, so I might have a go in a large scale say 1/6th.
    Thanks for the memories, Colin.

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    πŸ“ Propellors
    1 month ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    I use threadlock on all my metal props, and on larger ones I drill and tap for a grub screw in the side of the prop body. I've only lost 1 prop since 1956.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: A bit of light relief...
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking good in this view how about adding some more pictures to show the whole boat. Is there a mast yet.
    Cheers Colin.

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    πŸ“ Mystery boat
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice looking model, let's have the dimensions, and a couple more pictures of front and back views, I think it might be a high speed patrol boat or police launch.
    But in the model world it can be whatever you want it to be.
    Look forward to seeing your interpretation.
    Cheers Colin.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bulkheads & gunwhale stringers
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks, I will have to look at the local model shop.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: First ever
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Love the planking, shame to hide it under paint.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Police Launch
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Great model and a nicely presented set of pictures of the storyline, impressive.
    Keep up the good work matey.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Clamp widget
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Great idea, nice to share these thoughts with us mortals in the modelling world.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bulkheads & gunwhale stringers
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Coming along nicely. Which glue do you use. My usual supply of 5 minute two pack epoxy has stopped stocking it, so looking for a new recommendation.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Regina and Our Lass and Zwart Zee
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Super looking models, keep it up matey.
    Cheers Colin.

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